Day: December 10, 2009

Flight of the Conchords officially done at HBO, release statement ending their TV series

Flight of the Conchords, the Grammy-winning musical comedy duo from New Zealand, announced today that they would not be continuing their HBO series for a third season. Here's the statement from Bret and Jemaine: Bret, Jemaine and James (co-creator/director) said “we’ve noticed the less we say about the future of the show, the more people want to talk about it, so in an effort to reverse this trend we are today announcing that we won’t be returning for a 3rd season. We’re very proud of the two seasons we made and we like the way the show ended. We’d like to thank everyone who helped make the show and also everyone who watched it. While the characters Bret and Jemaine will no longer be around, the real Bret and Jemaine will continue to exist. The quirky musical sitcom had a cult following and also gave some juicy supporting roles to comedians Kristen Schaal, Arj Barker, Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry and Demetri Martin, among many others. It will be...

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Reggie Watts for DieHard batteries? Even better: Watts recording CD/DVD for Comedy Central!

All this and a car started, too? Good job, DieHard. Not the movie. The battery manufacturer. Here's their new ad featuring virtuoso Reggie Watts. (Thanks to Videogum for pointing this out to me) Roll it! If you'd like to see and hear more from Reggie Watts, then you're in luck! Watts, who has multiple music records under his belt (with his great Seattle-based band Maktub), is recording his first Comedy Central project in the coming week, with performances over three nights in NYC: Dec. 13 at The Bell House, Dec. 14 at Le Poisson Rouge and Dec. 15 at Galapagos. All three of those shows are 21 and older. Sorry, kids! You'll have to wait for the CD/DVD, coming in...

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Jim Norton owns up to his body issues & acting skills in modeling audition for Calvin Klein

Jim Norton's "Uninvited Guest" segments for Jay Leno's primetime NBC show have been revealing for various reasons. Last night, he took it a little bit more literally when he poked fun at his body issues and his acting skills, describing how his manager sent him recently to audition for a Calvin Klein modeling gig. Norton is 41, and also about to celebrate 20 years as a stand-up comedy. Why this clip cuts out less than a minute from the end is unknown to me? Did NBC think that after hearing Norton describe his physique in detail, that the final minute was going too far? Hmmm. Roll the clip! The "dramatic" conclusion in which Norton talks about his strategy for taking off his shirt in front of a lady is...

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